Behrend-Adas (Seniors)

Behrend-Adas Senior Fellowship

Senior program participantsThe Behrend-Adas Senior Fellowship is a daily program open to the community that features a kosher lunch, exercise classes, film screenings, art classes, live entertainment, and a Shabbat service on Fridays. A hot kosher lunch is also served daily. Each month, featured speakers discuss nutrition, health, Judaics, elder law, cell phone photography, and more. We even enjoy monthly ice cream socials!

This program is open to older adults (ages 60+) residing in the District of Columbia. All are welcome regardless of background or religious affiliation.

The Senior Fellowship is run by the Edlavitch DCJCC in partnership with Adas Israel Congregation.

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How do I join?
Please email or call Vivian Henning-Bailey, Manager of Senior Adult Programs, at or 202-777-3243, two days in advance.

Where do I go?
Adas Israel Congregation
Youth Lounge (3rd floor)
2850 Quebec Street NW 20008
H2, L1, L2, L4 bus lines and the Metro Red Line Cleveland Park station

When does the program operate?
Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Lunch is served at 12:00 PM.

How much does it cost?
The full cost of lunch is $6.95. We welcome your donation to help cover the cost (suggested donation is $4.00).

Do you have a few hours to volunteer? Email Vivian at

Resources on aging

Jewish Council for the Aging
Jewish Information Referral Agency
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
Life Times Newsletter (Charles E. Smith Life Communities)


Adas Israel Congregation and Sisterhood
Edlavitch DCJCC
DC Government’s Office on Aging

This program is made possible by a generous grant from the DC Government’s Office on Aging, the Federal Emergency Management System, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the Schoenbaum Family Foundation, and the Suevia and Rudolph Behrend Endowment of the United Jewish Endowment Fund.